How fast did DARPA's "Cheetah" robot recently run on a treadmill?

How fast did DARPA's "Cheetah" robot recently run on a treadmill?

by / March 8, 2012
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Answer: a record-breaking 18mph

Development of the Cheetah robot is being funded by U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Because DARPA has been seing an increased military reliance on robots for disarming and disposing of explosives, the agency has set about funding programs to improve the perforance of this hardware. Cheetah, built by Boston Dynamics, is an attempt to add some speed to robots with legs.